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SubjectRe: 2.6.22-rc2 built on ppc (2)

On Sun, 20 May 2007, Andrew Morton wrote:

> On Sun, 20 May 2007 13:08:15 +0200 Elimar Riesebieter <> wrote:
> > FYI, building 2.6.22-rc2 with
> > gcc (GCC) 4.1.3 20070514 (prerelease) (Debian 4.1.2-7)
> > on my powerbook (PPC) gives:
> >
> > ...
> > kernel/time/ntp.c: In function 'do_adjtimex':
> > kernel/time/ntp.c:307: warning: comparison of distinct pointer types lacks a cast
> > kernel/time/ntp.c:310: warning: comparison of distinct pointer types lacks a cast
> hm, do_div() is defined as operating on a u64, but ntp is passing it an s64
> and the asm-generic implementation of do_div() is warning about that.
> Fixing that would be simple but a bit ugly.

The correct fix would be to clean up that API and provide a signed
do_div(), so ntp doesn't have to work around for the lack of it.
It's on my todo list for ages, but I haven't gotten to it yet.

bye, Roman
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